IDK, I've always just tossed them in the washer at home or scrubbed them up with some Softscrub and a scrub brush.
IDK either. I have always done what Steel suggested too.
I do know the some sports equipment stores will clean things that you wear and can't go in the washing machine (like ice skates, helmets, cleats), but that is to sanitize them. They don't actually use water. If you think the shoes might have a smell, I would do that and just spot clean the outside of them.
Depends on the shoes. I used to work for a shoemaker and 12 years ago it was $15 to have them cleaned. Assuming it's still the same price or close to it, it's definitely worth having expensive shoes cleaned. But remember it is only the outside that is getting cleaned and while they will look beautiful and new on the outside, it's also a good idea to have the insole replaced and in the case of dress shoes or boots, resoled.
If they're just sneakers I am with Steel and Barbara- I just throw them in the wash. If they are super dirty I will spray them with Spray-n-Wash first.
I try to keep up on them when they get dirty, a toothbrush and a mr.clean magic eraser, can work wonders! I wouldnt pay for it to be done professionlly though.
I wah mine at home in the washer with a bit of Clorox 2.
I agree as well.
Quoting psych_mom:If they're just sneakers I am with Steel and Barbara- I just throw them in the wash. If they are super dirty I will spray them with Spray-n-Wash first.
I wouldn't use bleach.
I have used 409 on shoes in the past, it works well. What are the shoes made out of? Cloth? Leather? Synthetic material?
Quoting Zamaria:We tried cleaning them at home, they just don't really get clean enough. We have done shoes in the washer before and it always tears them up, bleach tends to eat the leather up, and a mr. clean eraser doesn't do well on the rubber parts. They are mostly Jordans, which we got cheap but are worth a lot, so I hate to ruin them. :/
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